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Randall S. Newton is Managing Editor of GraphicSpeak. He has been writing about engineering and design technologies for more than 25 years.

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Venue set for JPR gaming hardware press conference

Venue set for JPR gaming hardware press conference

SF Green Space on Mission will host the JPR Dessert and Data session. Two EVGA boards will be given away. Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has announced the location of its Dessert and Data press conference as part of its participation in the 2015 Game Developers Conference. Dr. Jon Peddie and the JPR team will discuss […]

By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Novel Android hover-and-touch controller seeks Kickstarter boost

Novel Android hover-and-touch controller seeks Kickstarter boost

The Zrro Android console turns any HDMI TV into a gaming platform. A team of experienced hardware developers has turned to Kickstarter to fund production of their new hover-and-touch Android console, designed to make possible playing every Android game on a TV. The Zrro consists of a pad that combines two kinds of sensing technology […]

By February 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CadMouse extends 3Dconnexion line

CadMouse extends 3Dconnexion line

A mouse designed with CAD users in mind. 3Dconnexion, the Logitech spin-off with several products designed for 3D input, has brought its first mouse to market. The CadMouse combines specialized input buttons with ergonomic design to appeal specifically to CAD users. The company claims requests from the users of its SpaceMouse product line of 3D […]

By February 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
JPR press conference to announce study results

JPR press conference to announce study results

Jon Peddie Research is putting a new twist on its popular luncheon press conferences for this year’s Game Developers Conference. Save the date! More details soon.

By February 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Dell: the future of workstations is in the cloud

Dell: the future of workstations is in the cloud

A wide-ranging Paris roundtable discussion explores the future of both remote and local workstations. By Tom Lansford CADplace Dell recently gathered a round table of experts in Paris to discuss the future of the professional workstation. The general consensus was that designers and engineers can expect workstation performance will soon be distributed as well as […]

By February 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
GrabCAD sets Workbench free

GrabCAD sets Workbench free

PDM has gone from a sleepy side venture to a main attraction. GrabCAD announced today that starting immediately GrabCAD Workbench will be free for all users. Initially released as a free extension of GrabCAD Community, Workbench became a revenue product late in 2013.   GrabCAD has not disclosed how many Workbench customers it has gained, […]

By February 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bentley acquires Acute3D to extend Reality Modeling portfolio

Bentley acquires Acute3D to extend Reality Modeling portfolio

Existing conditions taken with any camera become part of a high fidelity virtual model. Drones are becoming popular for gathering current physical conditions.  Bentley Systems has acquired Acute3D, maker of software for aligning photographs of existing conditions with 3D models to create what Bentley calls reality modeling. The data can come from any photo device […]

By February 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Autodesk acquires Tweak for digital image review

Autodesk acquires Tweak for digital image review

The Tweak technology and team will become part of the Shotgun review and collaboration group. Autodesk today announced it has acquired Tweak, maker of RV, an image and sequence playback tool. Autodesk is adding the acquired technology and talent into the Shotgun group, charged with creating an integrated pipeline for digital asset and project review. […]

Motion picture academy honors software makers

Motion picture academy honors software makers

From the Bullet physics library to tools for storing volumetric data, 10 new software breakthroughs win Technical Achievement Awards. Hollywood took time Saturday night to honor the 2015 winners of Scientific and Technical Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences—the Oscars. Among those honored were 26 men and women recognized for 10 […]

Dassault Systèmes revenue up 19% in Euros in fourth quarter

Dassault Systèmes revenue up 19% in Euros in fourth quarter

Annual revenue tops $3 billion for the first time. Currency fluctuations were a doubled-edged sword for the French company. By Randall S. Newton Dassault Systèmes (OTCPK: DASTY) closed 2014 with a strong fourth quarter. Total revenue of €673.2 million was a quarterly record, up 19% (16% in constant currencies). Measured in US Dollars growth was […]